As U.S. moves to cut greenhouse emissions from farms, new study finds big global challenge

By Virginia Gewin and Patrick Monahan

From cow burps to decaying food waste, agriculture is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Researchers estimate farms are responsible for about 13% of total global emissions, making it the world’s second-largest source, after energy production. And now that nations have committed to trying to hold global warming to no more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels, researchers and policymakers are looking for practical ways to cut agriculture’s contribution to climate change.

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